Prakash Raj is one of the most acclaimed Indian film actors, director, producer and television presenter. He began his career as a supporting actor in Kannada films in the 1980s and later moved on to play lead roles. Despite his humble beginnings, Prakash Raj has now become one of the most successful and popular stars in Indian cinema. On the occasion of his birthday, let’s take a look at his life and achievements.
Introduction to Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj is a South Indian actor, director, producer, and television presenter. He was born on March 26, 1965, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is a popular face in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi films. He has acted in over 200 films in five languages.
Prakash Raj’s Early Life
Prakash Raj was born into a middle-class family. His father was a bus conductor and his mother a homemaker. He completed his schooling in Bengaluru and moved to Chennai to pursue his acting career. He initially worked as a theatre artist, before he was offered his first film role in the Kannada film, Naanu Nanna Kanasu in 1986.
Prakash Raj’s Success Story
Prakash Raj started his career as a supporting actor, but soon gained recognition and critical acclaim for his performances. He went on to appear in several successful films like Thiruda Thiruda, Kuruthipunal, Thalapathi, and Iruvar. In the 2000s, he moved on to play lead roles in many films. He has also been a part of some of the biggest blockbusters in Indian cinema.
Reasons Behind Prakash Raj’s Remarriage
Prakash Raj was married to choreographer Lalitha Kumari in 1994. They had two children together, but the couple separated in 2009. He then married actress Pony Verma in 2010. He has said in interviews that he remarried to provide a stable home for his children.
Prakash Raj’s Achievements
Prakash Raj has won several awards and accolades for his work including five Filmfare Awards, five Nandi Awards, four South Indian International Movie Awards, and four Vijay Awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, for his contribution to the film industry.
Prakash Raj has come a long way from his humble beginnings